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web site, boston marathon tips dot fbi.gov. we have team fox coverage with catherine herridge live in washington. but first want to go to rick leventhal live in boston. rick, i think it says an awful lot that the fbi is releasing these images now. good evening. >> good evening, bill. clearly the fbi and the other members of the joint terrorism task force have spent the better part of the last 48 hours trying to identify and capture these two men on their own. and they weren't able to do that. and that's what clearly propelled them to release these images weighing, letting these guys know that they were being hunted against trying to generate more intel and more information and possibly names and addresses for the two guys that we are now seeing in this video and in these still pictures as you mentioned they are only being identified as suspects number 1 and 2. number one in the dark jacket with the dark hat with khakis and a backpack. subject number 2 with a white hat, worn backwards also wearing a dark jacket and jeans. he, suspect number 2 set down the backpack at the site of the
in chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge with details on the federal investigation into the boston terror attack catherine. >> one of the new elements we had today through an investigative source is that you have got the video. you have got the still images and there is this third track through social media what he we were told is is that a radius of about a mile was put down over the attack site and it essentially vacuums up all the social media messages facebook, twitter, instagram,f that 24 hours before and then 24 hours after the attack and 30,000 messages were accumulated. the messages that met melt a certain investigating tore criteria. messes that seemed out of place or seemed to be coded in some way were then further annualized. and that this was providing new leads as well for the fbi. that's one of the interesting developments today in terms of the sort of the tracks of the investigation. in terms of the bomb components as we reported yesterday, the bomb components have arrived at the fbi crime lab in quantico, virginia they reconstructed like an archaeolo
and fewer get to see, but other own catherine herridge got a close-up as part of a fox investigation. >> in utah, 25 miles due south of salt lake city, a massive construction project is nearing completion. the heavily secured site belongs to the national security agency. the low calls call it the spy center, deanna says it will have a major focus on cyber security and the agency will neither confirm nor deny specifics. some published reports say it could hold 5 zeta bites, equivalent of 62 billion iphones, that would stretch out from the earth to the moon and we asked those in charge about it. >> it holds the data of american citizens? >> no, we don't hold data on u.s. citizens. people there at nsa. they take protecting your civil liberties and privacy as the most important thing that they do. >> we weren't given access to the utah facility, but we could see it from the sky. >> right now we're 500 feet over the utah data center. the nsa says we need it to help keep the country safe and critics say the concrete box is front and center in the debate over liberty, security and privacy.
intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is monitoring the hunt for whoever is responsible from here in washington. at the white house wendell goler tells us what else the president said. we begin in boston with senior correspondent rick leventhal near the bombing sites. hello, rick. >> and, bret, tonight the fbi confirms that it believes both bombs were concealed in black nylon bags or backpacks and would have been heavy. they are asking for anyone who may have seen anyone carrying unusually heavy bags near the finish line to contact authorities. more than 1,000 investigators and police officers have been assigned to this case. but it's still very early. the range of suspects and possible motives is wide open. army northward humvees rumble through the streets of boston protect the most humbling crime seen in the history of this city. the blast near the finish line of the marathon jarred runners of other their feet. wounding 176 people, killing three. including 8-year-old martin richard whose mother and sister were also gravely hurt. 29-year-old restaurant manager crystal campbell wa
parents or grandparents may have had one. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is here tonight with details. good evening, catherine. >> thank you, bret. a while ago the agent in boston confirming that bomb components were recovered and evidence is being shipped to the lab in quantico, virginia where they will reconstruct the devices to identify where the components are from and possibly where they bought them. this is referred to as the bomb's unique signature. [explosion] >> video footage show what is appears to be large metal fragments as shrapnel tears through the crowd. two sources tell fox news investigators believe the bombs used pressure cookers each metal part of the investigative puzzle. >> we are working very closely with the investigators and handing them whatever evidence we can find. >> a pressure cooker was part of the failed time square bombing in 2010 and subject of an fbi security intelligence bulletin two months later it is also a tactic associated with al qaeda in yemen and it's online propaganda for potential recruits. >> pressure cookers can be obt
saluting history... we're making it. >> neil: i want to go right to catherine herridge who has some news on what we might be hearing from the fbi. >> within the last few minutes we have had information contributed to the broadcast and a quarters, and the information is that the fbi plans to distribute at the news conference a half hour from now a videotape pinpointing the suspects in the boston attacks. until now, the fbi has been reluctant to use the word "suspects" but the information we have is the video will identify the suspects in the boston bombing. we don't know whether the video comes from surveillance cameras along boylston avenue or department stores or joe public. we're told to expect is that the fbi has video that will be played out to the public showing the suspects in the boston attacks, neil. >> neil: they are using the -- those terms, suspects. >> the information i have here is suspects, and until now they have been reluctant to use the term, reluctant use the term even "person of . ." >> neil: thank you very much. that's coming up at the top of the hour. it can be sort
have team fox coverage tonight. adam housley at the hospital in boston. first to catherine herridge in our d.c. newsroom. some dramatic information that indictment. >> shep, according to these court documents, some of the most compelling preliminary evidence comes from surveillance video and one eyewitness. during the carjacking thursday night before a shootout with police one of the brothers said, quote: did you hear about the boston explosion? i did that." court records also filed this afternoon show that tsarnaev brothers walked into boylston street together 11 minutes before the explosions, each with a backpack. they split up. one heading for the finish line and the other toward the forum restaurant, the site of the second explosion. 30 seconds before the first blast the younger brother started fidgeting with his phone presumably the method of at the time donation. everyone turned around except 19-year-old suggesting foreknowledge of the attack? indictment. they haven't been indicted. in that complaint we learn more about this other suspect. the one who died in the shootout with
. catherine herridge is joining us. we'll start with jonathan hunt live in the studio. we're learning about the fireworks and where they came from. >> massachusetts bans the sale of all fireworks so apparently back in february, tamerlan tsarnaev drove to new hampshire and bought two kits known as lock and load. according to the reporting of ron ralston, he paid $200 for one. got the other one for free by signing up for a loyalty card using his massachusetts driver's license. now the vice president of phantom fireworks, the company based in ohio, says that he does not believe the powder from those lock and load kits was used in the boston attacks. listen. >> i just don't think they would have been able to mine enough powder from these products to produce that. the other part is that we all saw the explosion and it was gray smoke. you saw no color. no fireworks effect. no whistle, no crackle. >> it's important to point out the fbi said they believe at this stage the explosives use in the boston attacks were consistent with the type found in some fireworks. >> shepard: we know terrorists used
overnight this one dzhokhar is believed to be in that area. catherine herridge is here tonight to give us the inside story on this investigation. catherine, as we await this news conference and they may be starting any minute, your thoughts? >> well, tonight, bret, as the manhunt unfolds in boston intelligence community are working multiple lines of investigation. fox news understands that all electronic traffic associated with the brothers is now being scoured including the youtube sites tributed to the subjects which included videos and propaganda. bret? >> bret: okay, catherine, thank you. they are getting ready to start this news conference. let's head there and listen in. we don't want to miss any of the important information. we do get a lot usually from these events. the governor. >> good evening, everybody. and thank you, the viewers in the area. who have also been very patient. i have colonel alvin give a quick update on what key can say about the ongoing investigation. i have a couple of comments then about the stay indoors request and the t and we will turn it over to the mayor
thae blood around the boat. mike tobin, thanks so much. and now to catherine herridge, fox news chief intelligence correspondent. catherine, what do we know about the suspect's terror connection? >> reporter: fox news was told that investigators are exploring potential links between the older brother tamerland and an extremist group. this is based on his travels as well as the contents of his you tube travel. among the videos deleted from the play list were links to another extremist group which is under the umbrella of the teamist caucuses emrate. investigators are looking for related e-mail traffic and direct person to person contact and evidence of training. in 2012011 the group was desiga terrorist organization. it received a similar label from the al-qaeda and taliban captions committee that same year. the russian government asked the fbi to investigate the older brother because he was "a follower of radical islam and a strong believer and had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the united states to join what the are you shawns called an unspecified underground
that there was some blood around the boat. mike tobin, thanks so much. and now to catherine herridge, fox news chief intelligence correspondent. catherine, what do we know about the suspect's terror connection? >> reporter: fox news was told that investigators are exploring potential links between the older brother tamerland and an extremist group. this is based on his travels as well as the contents of his you tube travel. among the videos deleted from the play list were links to another extremist group which is under the umbrella of the teamist caucuses emrate. investigators are looking for related e-mail traffic and direct person to person contact and evidence of training. in 2012011 the group was desiga terrorist organization. it received a similar label from the al-qaeda and taliban captions committee that same year. the russian government asked the fbi to investigate the older brother because he was "a follower of radical islam and a strong believer and had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the united states to join what the are you shawns called an unspecified underground
of attacks, with chief intelligence catherine herridge live in washington but we start with mike tobin is live in boston. mike? >> reporter: jenna, the latest information that certainly has a lot of people's attention is coming from, really poor sourcing i should say at the top of this. that is the information that possibly dzhokhar tsarnaev is coming back to consciousness and able to communicate with investigators. it all goes back to "usa today" report citing anonymous law enforcement source but if the information hashings out it is certainly significant, the fact he is able to communicate with investigators by writing. he can't speak because as you mentioned there is a gunshot wound either to the neck or jaw or both but he is able to write according to this report and the answers providing to questions are described as substantive. what know from the information the answers he is providing indicates there is not a larger network. there is not a second wave planned or a wave people should be fearful of connected to him. again the information, the sourcing on the information just does
week and the younger brother is still in a hospital in boston. catherine herridge fox top story live from d.c. tonight. catherine, what more are we learning about the request to the cia? >> shep, a u.s. intelligence official confirms to fox news that the cia was contacted by the russian counterparts in september 2011 and presented with virtually the same information the fbi was given six months earlier, that the russians believed that tamerlan tsarnaev was a radical islam and wanted to join group. the cia review like the fbi's found no evidence of terrorist activity emphasizing two years ago. fox news told at the cia's request tamerlan's name, two possible dates of birth and variant of his name were entered into a government database known suspected terrorist. the fbi briefed lawmakers that a misspin of tamerlan's name never knew he left for russia for six months. u.s. intelligence official insists that the database information was entered correctly, shep. >> shepard: new information on the two bombs? >> there is. a new intelligence bulletin review by fox news concludes based on new
hospital where suspect number 2 is under guard. catherine herridge is following the investigation. here in studio is america's mayor, mayor rudy guiliani. first let's go to adam in boston. bring us up to date on the very latest. >> yes. we're hearing from the f.b.i. there may be a statement coming out at some point in the next couple of minutes. we haven't heard from them since last night. we heard about the suspect brought here in certificates condition. i'll step away. you can see the police presence is here at the hospital in boston. it's been here all night. every exit and entrance is covered. the floor where the suspect number 2 dzhokhar tsarnaev is located has police presence as well, as you might imagine outside his room and on the hospital floor. anybody going in, coming out of this hospital has to have their bag checked, as well as their i.d we also have the picture from the ambulance. you can see the condition he was brought in. we've been told there were a number of injuries. at least two gun gunshot wounds. one into the head and neck area, the another likely to the leg area.
, described as a young man. catherine herridge is live in washington with me now. let's first talk about the analysis of the evidence because that is where the heart of the story has gone to over the past 24 hours and the forensics. what have you learned? >> that's right. the f.b.i. is not talking publicly, fox news are told bomb components are being analyzed for dna fibers and to learn more about the bomb parts. fox news has also told the circuit board was recovered and other components are relatively intact, which bodes well fort investigation. this bulletin obtained from homeland security and the f.b.i. confirms one bomb was a pressure cooker with shrapnel, including nails, bb's and ball bearings. the second device is so badly fragmented, it is simply described as a metal container. it's too badly damage to do have positive confirmation. in both cases the type of low explosive and mode of detonation are still being determined. the battery is identified with the types of items that you would typically see in a retail department store as found in toys, a controlled cars, trucks. and the
doknst designating tsarnaev an enemy combatant. catherine herridge here in washington the on the fbi's contact. with tamerlan tsarnaev who died on friday night. boston seven days after the attack. but we begin with chief washington correspondent james rosen and stunning news of another planned attack of terror. good evening, james. >> bret, good evening. canadian officials announced today they arrested two men this afternoon and charged them with plotting with the aid of al qaeda to blow up a passenger train traveling from new york to the greater torrent area. the alleged terrorist are age 30 and are raheed of toronto. they worked with canadian intelligence and u.s. national security and law enforcement officers to interrupt this alleged plot in an 8 month investigation code named project smooth. they said the plot was detected early on and neither american nor canadian citizens faced any imminent threat as a result. u.s. officials told fox news the defendants' objective was to blow up a bridge in the tore torrent area tornted while the plane was traveling over it mounted police told
fell apart when the brothers ran out of gas. we have team fox coverage tonight. catherine herridge with the latest on the investigation. but, first, let's get to rick leventhal who is live in times square. what more did the cops say about this plan? >> well, shep, they say it could have been devastating. even with some the toughest security on the planet. the bombers could have done serious damage here in times square even though the nypd had fully mobilized counter terrorism units soon after the marathon bombing they flooded the city and times square with extra officers and heavily armed tactical teams. but the mayor admits that it might not have stopped the pair who had another pressure cooker bomb like the onessed i boston as well as five other powerful pipe bombs. >> the investments that we have made in counter terrorism operations, technology and intelligence help reduce the possibility of a successful terrorist strike. but they certainly do not eliminate it. nothing can do that. we don't know if we would have been able to stop the terrorists had they arrived here from boston.
of mass destruction in the boston bombings. catherine herridge is live in boston. what are you learning about how the bombs were detonated? >> reporter: sources spoke to us on condition of am anyonety, said the bomb -- anonymity, said they did not rely on cell, but they had a line of sight or clear view of the explosives. fox news is told using the remote control toy part as mechanism is not found in the al-qaeda web magazine "inspire" as the likely bomb making guide. working theory among investigators is one or both of the tsarnaev brothers triggered the detonation using the speed controllers, a third par any the crowd has not been ruled out, but there is no evidence to suggest a third party at this time. republican congressman mike rogers is reagly briefed on the investigation. >> it's very clear when you take the totality of it that there was some outside council to the individuals on how to build and how to detonate. that's why six months in russia becomes so important. other persons of interest that i know investigators would like to talk to. >> reporter: in addition to analyzing t
investigation. catherine herridge joins us with that after the break. stay with us. ♪ hey everybody, hi mom... streaming live with a tour of my new place... knowing you can still reach out. ... and now you've seen it. that's powerful. verizon. get mom a lucid 2 by lg for free. we replaced people with a machine.r, what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. believe russia may still be withholding important information about the bombing suspects. new information is emerging that the u.s. government never heard the specifics of phone calls intercepted by russia. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has more on what we knew when on that. plus, also some breaking news about what's inside the actual bombs that were found. cath rip? >> that's right. bret. a source with the boston investigation confirms to fox that female d.n.a. was found on bomb components. cautioned against drawing any conclusions as the fbi served the fbi's home where tam
. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live from washington with more. catherine? >> reporter: only twice a year the top intelligence officials laying out publicly the current and emerging threats facing the united states so that congress can set the budget priorities for the 16 intelligence agencies and the fbi. the director of national intelligence, the nation's top intelligence officer, confirming that this leading opposition group in syria which is one and the same as al-qaeda in iraq is now in virtually every corner of the country. >> they have a presence in 13 of the 14 provinces in syria. they are organizing themselves where they can to perform municipal services to include the, in some cases, the imposition of sharia law. >> reporter: willing to discuss the number of fighters in the open or unclassified session, the director of national intelligence, james clapper, saying the 234ur78s do not reflect effectiveness. the group is considered to include the most seasoned fighters. if the syrian president, assad, does go, they are predicting a year to 18 months
catherine herridge joins us. catherine, so what do we know? did they have help or not? >> that is one of the things investigators are looking into and scrubbing the records of the event. two yea acin 2012 when the russian government asked the fbi to investigate the older brother but a because he was a quote radical supporter of islam and a strong believer and left the united states to join what the russians described as unspecified terrorist groups. the revealation is causing unease at the bureau. >> there are a lot of palpiat that timions going on about what did they say and what if anything did they miss and that will be heavily scrutinized. >> former head of count youer terrorism at the fbi says the bar are is high with federal investigators without solid evidence of terrorist activities and identifying with an extremist group's ideas is simply not enough. >> we have hundred hundreds ift thousands of people in the country who is have some sort of sympathy to foreign terrorist organizations and in the nature of this democracy there is only so much you can do. >> fox news is told tha
intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington with more on this. so, catherine, what's new this morning. >> reporter: thank you, jenna. a short time ago in the front of senate judiciary committee the statements of homeland security secretary napolitano apparently conflicting with statements by assistant fbi director to republican senator lindsey graham sunday night. this morning secretary napolitano confirming that homeland security knew the 26-year-old had left the u.s. for russia in 2012. >> was your department aware of his travels to russia and if you weren't, the reason? >> the travel in 2012, you're referring to, yes the system pinged when he was leaving the united states. by the time he returned, all investigations had been, the matter had been closed. >> reporter: after those statements the senators are told that the lookout system at the border, known as the tech system that alerts border agents subject to investigations or derogatory information, that lookout or warning from the fbi on tamerlan had expired. >> the point i'm trying to make after having talked
intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has been doing some digging. she joins us live now from washington. catherine? >> that's right, megyn. we are waiting for that house hearing where we will hear from the attorney general. in the meantime, in addition to the video and still images, an investigative source tells fox news that there is, quote, a significant social media footprint on the bombings providing new rides for investigators. we're told more than 30,000 social media messages were collected within a one mile radius of the finish line from 24 hours before to 24 hours after the explosions with twitter and facebook lighting up after the attack. the social media generated what are called link analysis charts which show the relationship between social media messages that met investigative criteria. fox news was told that investigative criteria included messages that seemed out-of-place or even coded with the results being provided agencies leading the case. fox news has also told that the battery that's been recovered is of investigative interest. and while the manufacturer
scene at the boston marathon on monday. our chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has been working on the story for 48 hours. >> i do have that same information. fox confirming that the feds have an image which would suggest that a suspect at that second bombing site. separately, a congressional source told fox news based on a briefing from the national counterterrorism center, set up after 9/11 to monitor and assess threats against the united states to avoid the stove piping that led up to the attack on 9/11. what they said they have, images and video which they believe will provide quote, promising intelligence for the investigation that was within the last 24 hours. and the second that some of the bomb components now arrived at the fbi crime lab in quantico, virginia, suburban washington d.c. they're going to be putting these pieces together kind you have like they put an artifact from a dig site piece by piece to reconstruct the device. the latest information, there is one confirmed pressure cooker. the second device was a metal container, but it was so badly fragmented
desperately to wait for a signal to call my family. >> catherine herridge and jennifer griffin are reporting that -- they broke the story that these bombs were constructed using pressure cookers with an explosive inside as well as ball bearings to do maximum damage and that is a type of explosive often seen in afghanistan. were you familiar with it? >> i was familiar that they used a lot of different types of explosives. that these may be similar to afghanistan is no surprise. jon: well, it's a horrific thing, whoever did it. captain kenny, sergeant lucas carr we thank you for your service, we thank you for your her oeus eupl yesterday and thank you for -- heroism yesterday and thank you for your time. >> any time. as we go forward let's just keep our thoughts and prayers with the families, and the victims, and everybody that this has affected worldwide, and as americans today we all stand, but today america has a touch of bass tone yan inside of them -- bostonian inside of them so let's just hold on tight, i'm sure, you know, we get the best of the best going after these people, and justice
in this investigation. our chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge joins us live from washington and other breaking developments for us. hello. >> reporter: thank you and good morning. left me layout what we've cop firmed this morning. fox news is told that the could the reused in one of the bomb is of investigative interest. while the manufacturer says it's extremely common that tens of thousands of sold every year at the batteries most often found in radio controlled toys. so rather than purchase a battery pack with a dozen able a or trip epl a batteries that could have been used as a power source they chose to go this extra step to purchase an item, withdraw the battery that is in it and use it as a power source, being able to identify the source of this item that contained the battery i was told will be important, potentially in identifying whether the circuit board which reconfirmed was recovered from the site was also purchased at the same location, pathee ann. >> social media i understand playing an interesting role in this investigation. >> reporter: in addition to the video and th
. catherine herridge is following the investigation. here in studio is america's mayor, mayor rudy guiliani. first let's go to adam in boston. bring us up to date on the very latest. >> yes. we're hearing from the f.b.i. there may be a statement coming out at some point in the next couple of minutes. we haven't heard from them since last night. we heard about the suspect brought here in certificates condition. i'll step away. you can see the police presence is here at the hospital in boston. it's been here all night. every exit and entrance is covered. the floor where the suspect number 2 dzhokhar tsarnaev is located has police presence as well, as you might imagine outside his room and on the hospital floor. anybody going in, coming out of this hospital has to have their bag checked, as well as their i.d we also have the picture from the ambulance. you can see the condition he was brought in. we've been told there were a number of injuries. at least two gun gunshot wounds. one into the head and neck area, the another likely to the leg area. he was found inside a boat and we have some great
him his miranda rights, rather suddenly. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live from washington with more. >> reporter: good morning. fox news is told that during law enforcement briefings on capitol hill lawmakers were told that the suspect's mother possibly knew as early as 2011 the same year the russians warned the cia and the fbi that tamerlan tsarnaev was a believer in radical eud lamb that he had sent text messages to his family suggesting that he was willing to die for islam. unnamed officials also tell fox news that the premature termination of the fbi's interrogation of the younger surviving brother may have national security eupl blah indications. the fbi official briefing law mcers said agents were only 16 hours into their questioning and were stunned to see the judge and attorneys show up, this timeline of events is backed up by a member of the house homeland security committee speaking to greta van susteren. >> that is a real issue. my understanding is the fbi did not inch vied the imagine straight. the tphaoeub was conducting its interrogation, and
too much money. here are some winners today on the stock market. dagen: catherine herridge standing by to bring us the very latest in the boston bombing investigation. the irs handing out refunds that should not have been. connell: let's get back to nicole petallides. what you have for this time around? nicole: we always have a lot of stocks to take a look at. angie's list is moving to a new all-time high. it is up about 28%. they cut the losses. also, the amount in memberships. safeway down almost 17%. what a big move there. first-quarter sales that were below the analysts forecast. they obviously compete against supervalu and walmart and kroger. the stock is really showing that. connell: thank you. dagen: dzhokhar tsarnaev has gone silent after being read his miranda rights. connell: catherine herridge joins us now. >> good morning. during law enforcement briefings on capitol hill, lawmakers were told the suspect's mother possibly due in 2011, the same year the russians warned that tamerlan was dangerous. unnamed officials also tell fox news that a premature termination of the int
the egregious terrorist act, we owe that truth to the american people and families of the fallen. and catherine herridge from washington joining us on a sunday. what does the letter say and special-ops, what message are they hoping to get out. >> harris, this letter first obtained by fox news is signed by more than 700 special operations vets and urging congress for a select committee tasked with a single mission to investigate the benghazi terrorist attacks and includes 15 questions ranging from what warnings were given to the state department, the security was unravelling on the ground, if al-qaeda and islamic militias gained a food hold, to the real-time decision making of president obama, hillary clinton and the defense department on the night of september 11th. reads in part, america is always held to the notion that no american will be left behind and every effort will be made to respond, given our backgrounds we're concerned it sends a negative message to future military and diplomatic personnel and the letter questions why the survivors evacuated from the state department conflict and t
intelligence correspondent catherine herridge tells us the people making the call are carrying considerable weighted. >> thanks. the letter first obtained by fox news is signed by 700 special operations vets with a political action committee known as special operation speaks. the group is best known for hard line stance against leaks related to the lead killing usama bin laden. today the group's founder explained why benghazi still matters. >> this has been slow world as we say in the air force. if we wait long enough, maybe it will go away. but we owe the truth to the american people and particularly the families of the fallen. >> the letter includes 16 points of investigation from the documented warns before the attack to the realtime decision-making of president obama, secretary clinton and the defense department on the night of september 11th. the letter reads in part, quote: america has always held to the notion that no american will be left behind and every effort will be made to respond when u.s. personnel are threatened. given our background, we are concerned that this sent a very
. >> catherine herridge has been looking at all those issues. what's the latest? >> thank you, neil. fox news understand all the electronic traffic associated with the brothers is being scoured including the youtube sites with videos and islamist propaganda, investigators are looking to see whether the web sites were operated by the brothers and they made to the postings. nothing is being taken for granted in terms of authenticity. we have a third source confirming the travel records are being reviewed and the older brother was out of the use in russian. the fbi wants to understand whether the brothers had overseas train organize were directed by a foreign terrorist organization. fox is told that the bombmakermr who made the devices would have needed practice to build the device with a viable detonator in both cases. fox understands that investigators are eager to execute warrants at the residence but this is being approached with extreme caution given the potential that investigators sigh for booby-trap friday the case, and while no final determination has been made, there's no evidence to s
intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is following that thread tonight. >> the fbi's handling of tamerlan tsarnaev in 2011 and six-month trip to russia the following year now face congressional scrutiny. >> was your department aware of his travels to russia and, if you weren't, the reason? >> yes. the system pinged when he was leaving the united states. by the time he returned all investigations had been -- the matter had been closed. >> napolitano said the lookout system that flags agents federal investigation no longer active when tamerlan returned from russia in july of 2012. >> the system picked up departure but did not pick him coming back, correct? >> the fbi text alert on him at that point was more than a year old and had expired. >> napolitano's pluck contradict briefing given by the fbi director. >> after talking to the fbi they told me they had no knowledge of him leaving or coming back. the name was misspelled. and when we say there was no broader plot here, i don't know how in the world we know that at this early stage. >> the democratic chair of the senate intelli
-up. to catherine herridge on this. >> the secretary of homeland security says neither of the suspects had negative information thousand tamerlan was the suspect of a fbi investigation. >> they are vetted from the time they apply to the time between when they're told they're going to be a citizen and they actually take the oath at a ceremony. we're continually revetting, going back and checking, checking, checking. in this instance, in boston, the systems contained no derogatory information as to either brother. >> "the associated press" reports based on interviews with one family member, the older brother fell under the influence of a muslim convert named mischa and he dropped boxing and cut off contact with family members. we have not independently confirmed that but we have learned that a new joint intelligence bulletin from homeland security and the fbi was sent to local, state law enforcement to update them concluding the bombs relied on toy car components for detonation. the bulletin says the bombs used in explosive blend identical to what is found in fireworks. fox news confirmed the older b
. catherine herridge is here tonight with details. good evening. >> thank you. good evening. national security source who spoke to fox on the condition of anonif i'm not confirms the bombs did not rely on cell phone deton airports, but line of sight or clear view of the explosive. fox news is told using remote controlled toy parts is a detonation mechanism is not found in inspire, which was cited in early reports as the likely guide. while the working theory among investigators is that one or both of the tsarnaev brothers triggered the detonation using the speed controllers, fox news is told a third party in the crowd has not been ruled out. though there is no evidence suggesting a third party at this time. republican congressman mike rogers is regularly briefed on the investigation. >> it is very clear when you take the totality of it that there was some outside counsel to these individuals on how to build and how to detonate. that's why that six months in russia becomes so important and other persons of interest that i know investigators would like to talk to becomes very, very important her
at the boston marathon, investigators had their eyes on the suspect's mother as well. catherine herridge is in washington. what do we know about the mother? >> a source could who could not discuss the case on the record confirmed when the russians contacted the fbi and cia in 2011, what the bureau and agency were told is moscow's concerns about the son and the father. boat becoming extremist in their views. this photo of the family before they sought asylum in the u.s. shows the mother in western clothing, the intelligence source says the intelligence in 20 1 included wire taps and this level of detail was not known to the u.s. government when the personal inquiries were made by the russians. a member of the house homeland security committee shays it shows the long-standing mistrust between the's and russian -- >> they don't trust us, we don't trust them. if they gave us more information -- with we had been more aggressive. for instance, we do not, i don't believe, fully followed through on the old are brother. >> back in 2011, based on this information, both the mother and the son were
of catherine herridge and adam housley sat down with a one on one exclusive. had this man disguised his identity but he said that evening they didn't get the security and the military was told to stand down. he said they could have rushed in and helped. listen. >> we the ability to get our birds and fly there at a minimum stage. c-110 had the authority to be there in my opinion, four to six hours from their european theater. they would have been there before the second attack. they would have been there at a minimum to provide a quick reaction to facilitate them out of the problem situation. >> first of all, to be clear, that is not one of these people that victoria is representing. she is not willing to name these people. she won't say if they were on the ground at the time. issa has blown his credibility in so many different things. this would be the 21st hearing. 21st! you know what, 21st briefing they've talked about this. 25,000 documents and lets me say the state department like president obama says they have never heard about anybody claiming to be a wlis will blower about this.
chasing down information before the attack. here is chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge. >> when tamerlan tsarnaev returned from russia in giuliani last year. he set up his own youtube channel. two sources familiar with the case tell fox news investigators have found no evidence the 26-year-old created his own jihadi videos, a step seen by the intelligence community as a sign of radicalization. a new internal review will examine the intelligence leading up to the boston marathon bombings and whether russian warnings that tamerlan was a follower of radical islam were adequately investigated and adequately shared with the u.s. government. >> based on what i have seen so far, the fbi performed its duties, department of homeland security did what it was supposed to be doing. but, this is hard stuff. >> with the traditional al qaeda leadership under pressure in the tribal areas of pakistan and in afghanistan, the president acknowledged that tsarnaev brothers appear to be poster boys for a new generation of domestic terrorists who sympathies lie with radical islam and actions
claims they were framed. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington. what is the latest on the investigation into the mother, catherine? >> reporter: fox news confirmed the mother was added to a government database 18 months before the boston attack after the russians contacted the cia about the mother and the oldest son tamerlan. they still believe the russians have more information that has not been provided to u.s. law enforcement or the u.s. intelligence community about the family. >> there is a lot we just don't know. that's why many say, hey, the russians need to step up to the plate and provide us with better information. i think they have information that would be incredibly helpful that they haven't provided us yet. >> reporter: the mother indefinitely delayed her trip to the united states, jon. jon: this investigation, how is it getting wider? >> reporter: well, jon, fox was first to report friday lawmakers briefed on the investigation believe the brothers had help, a story now been picked up on the sunday talk shows. a national security source wh
the potential terror threat from those very rebels. catherine herridge live in washington. catherine, what are we learning about the u.s. getting involved potentially in syria? >> well, shep, it all comes down to securing the weapons conventional and chemical and the nation's intelligence chief says there are no guarantees. >> do you think that director that we are in a position in syria if assad falls in the very near future what percentage do you give us at trying to secure the weapons system? >> i'm not sure how to make a call like that. >> using the alias operating in 13 of sierra's 14 provinces. analysts telling lawmakers it's not a question of if but when the u.s. will be directly involved. >> at some point we are going to be drawn in anyway. either to try to destroy those weapons or to try to seize those weapons. why wait until you get driven to that point number one. number two, so that in a sense suggests there is already a slippery slope. >> and according to the cia. syria has one of the largest chemical stockpiles in the region, shep. >> shepard: now there is evidence that the r
say they have upgraded his condition from serious to fair. it's fox top story and catherine herridge is live for us in washington. catherine, tell us if you can what more we are learning from this trip and what is on capitol hill the hearings were about. >> shep, the senate judiciary committee asking homeland security secretary janet napolitano pointed questions about the investigation of tamerlan tsarnaev and his six months in hush shah. >> was your department aware of his travels to russia and, if you weren't, the reason. >> the travel in 2012 that you are referring to? yes, the system pinged when he was leaving the united states. by the time he returned, all investigations had been -- the matter had been closed. >> but napolitano's statements fbi member and judiciary committee. >> the fbi told me they had no knowledge of him leaving or coming back. the name was misspelled so i would like to talk to you more about this case. how this man left, where he went and when we say there was no broader plot here, i just don't know how in the world we know that at this early stage. >> during
at that point there was really no evidence he had already turned. catherine herridge with the news from washington. she works intelligence for us. catherine, what are your sources telling you? >> shepard, when tam more alan tsarnaev returned from russia last year he set up his own youtube channel. sources close the case tell there is no evidence that the 26-year-old created his own jihadi videos a step seen as radicalization. today the president acknowledging the tsarnaev brothers appear to be poster boys for a new generation of domestic terrorists. >> one the dangers that we now face are self-radicalized individuals who are already here in the united states. >> two sources also tell fox news the brothers did not wipe or clear the computer hard drive in advance of the boston bombings, shep. >> shepard: what about the people with whom the older, now dead suspect was hanging out? >> well, leading democrat on the house intelligence committee tells fox that russian reports of a potential connection between a canadian boxer william who converted to islam became radicalized and reportedly joi
's what a congressional source is telling fox news tonight. catherine herridge is live in that part of the story in washington. what do we know about any possible leads on, this catherine? >> well, thank you, bill. congressional sources telling fox news that the fbi did not brief the full house intelligence committee as expected. setting a citing a fluid investigation but the national terrorism center set up after 9/11 to assess threats and share the findings, telling a handful of lawmakers that videos and photos leading up to the moment are already providing, quote, promising intelligence on the case. according it to an investigative source, one of the working theories is that the device using low explosives was probably put together fairly closed to the blast site itself. today the "wall street journal" and others reporting that the fbi and boston police are canvassing hotels and short-term rentals in the area, bill. >> bill: investigators also taking a close look at the components of those explosives, right, catherine? >> well, fox news has told bomb components are now at the fbi
since the boston bombing. catherine herridge in washington on the top story at the bottom of the hour. what more do we know about this wiretap, catherine? >> well, shep, an intelligence source confirmed to fox news that the evidence in 2011 against the mother and elder son included phone recordings by the russians. one call was between the mother and suspected extremist, a suspected extremist, rather, there is really a stark contrast between tsarnaev defended her son at multiple news conferences since the marathon bombings and this family photo before they sawted asylum in the u.s. the mother wears western clothing as she holds tamerlan then a toddler on her lap. russian's decision not to share the intelligence about the phone calls reflects long-standing divisions. >> the russians did not give us all the information they h the reason is they still don't trust us. we don't trust them. they felt if they give us more information wield be on to their sources and methods. >> congressman king says the fbi still should have done more and been more aggressive with the russians about that lea
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